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post #4 of (permalink) Old 12-14-2019, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by GerryBuc View Post
My guess would be that the socket is getting distorted in some fashion at full lock, as there are no metal connections to be made there. Or, there's a break in a wire that only shows itself when twisted to that locked position. Beyond that, I'd say a poltergeist...

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I was thinking the same about possible distortion. I'll swap it with the driver's side and see if I can replicate the behavior. The driver's side was replaced as well.

Originally Posted by lout View Post
is the new socket genuine or cheap chinese rubbish
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